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Capital Holds Switzer to Season-Low to Upset GW 35-13

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- The Capital Cougars' playoff hopes are still alive and well after a 35-14 upset win Friday night against the George Washington Patriots.

The Cougars not only held GW running back Ryan Switzer to his lowest rushing total of the year, but they also kept him from ever scoring a touchdown.

"We didn't shut him down yardage-wise," Capital coach Jon Carpenter said. "He still had a good game. We held him out of the endzone, fortunately. But it wasn't like we dominated him or anything like that."

Capital's defense stepped up big in several crucial moments of the game. Meanwhile,the offense had outstanding clock management to cut down on GW's time of possession.

"We probably ran less plays last Friday than we have all year," Carpenter said. "it was just a bunch of kids deciding to buy in, deciding to play and to fight for four quarters."

Capital hosts Woodrow Wilson this Friday at Laidley Field. Kickoff is set for 7:30.


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